Both Ford and Milano took to their Instagram pages to speak on Meek getting treated unfairly by a Philadelphia judge.
my very first show Summer Jam 70,000 + ppl . No warning No rehearsal just a shot of henny and a point to prove. Meek believed in me & gave me a shot when everyone else was scared. Never met someone with so much heart . And it fuckin breaks mine that he's treated like such a criminal when he wakes up every day focused on his art, taking care of his people, & giving others like me a chance. Pray they don't break your spirit. We are with You @meekmill 🖤
I struggled writing this caption, idk whether to be brief or detailed, but 2-4yrs? Goddamn after all the proof and clarity given today the judge still sentenced him to 2-4yrs. That shit hurt my heart, the system really designed for black men to fail. This man faced the judge today as an artist and a business man not a criminal. But they prosecuted him like he committed a crime. It gotta be something that can be done to overturn this conviction. Meek can't go out like that, not like this, this shit right here is bullshit. 2-4 years? No way. Can't go out without a fight. Ps: If you support Meek make sure y'all listen to that Wins & Losses, put that shit on blast 📢this is the same shit he spoke about. If you don't got it then get the album today, stream it on iTunes or tidal & shop that dream chasers Merch on Meekmill.com. We gon keep Meek name ringing bells in these streets. We got to!! He encouraged us all to be DreamChasers, he gave us hope & motivation to chase our dreams even when the odds are against us. We gotta stand tall with him ✊🏽 #FreeMeekMill #DreamChasers #WinsAndLosses
Since yesterday, various hip-hop artists and entertainers have spoken up for Meek.
Tests are not for the faint at heart! . Every time an obstacle crosses his path, he fights his way through and comes out triumphant. I've watched him 1st hand fight this unjust system for close to a decade. But my dawg is a warrior! You know the family is already holding you down during this time of test. Here’s to the future! It will be BRIGHT! #doubleMDreamchasers
According to Meek lawyer Joe Tacopina, the judge’s sentence stemmed from a past song request.
According to Tacopina, Meek and the the judge are from the same part of Philly and know some of the same people. Tacopina says the judge suggested to Meek — during a meeting in chambers last year — he do a remake of Boyz II Men’s, “On Bended Knee” … and give her, the judge, a shout-out. Meek thought she was kidding and laughed. Tacopina claims she said, “I’m not kidding,” and when Meek refused to do it, she replied … “Okay, suit yourself.” (TMZ)
New York rapper Casanova 2x has publicly flexed his support for Meek amid his 2 to 4-year prison sentence.
“F*ck wrong with you n*ggas? Y’all n*ggas saying ‘Free Meek’ but y’all really ain’t f*cking with him. I f*ck with Meek, n*gga. Meek was one of the first n*ggas that gave me that thing, n*gga. Free Meek! I’ma say it every motherf*cking time, n*gga! Free Tax! I’ma say that every motherf*cking time, n*gga! Free 8Ball. I’ma say that every motherf*cking time, n*gga! Free Ja! I’ma say it every motherf*cking time. Free my brother! I’ma say it every motherf*cking time. Free Snipe! I been saying free this n*gga for 10 years and it’s still Free Cash and he’s here. F*ck is wrong with you n*ggas?”
We all make mistakes, have struggles, and even regret things in our past. But you are not your mistakes, you are not your struggles, and you are here NOW with the power to shape your day and your future.But at the end of the day we are all the same to them..STILL NIGGA!!I hope that don't go over y'all heads😔They ain't playing fair at all.The odds are against us,they could've been me.Im on parole I've been for the last 4 years and it hasn't been easy or fun.But thank god of what I've become 🙏🏿I hope this doesn't go over y'all heads.I could've been you tooooo!!! #samesweater #Samepain #samestruggle #Rumbleyoungniggarumble😤 #lordpleaseprotectmefromthelaw😔